A learning strategy approach for teaching novice computer programmers

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Authors
Begley, Donald D.
Subjects
Learning strategies
Software engineering
Advance organizers
Mnemonics
Elaboration
Cognitive psychology
Advisors
Bradley, Gordon H.
Date of Issue
1984-09
Date
September 1984
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
The purpose of this thesis is to investigate carious learning strategies and present some suggested applications for the teaching of computer programming to Marine Corps entry level programmers. These learning strategies are used to develop a cognitively designed structure for the teaching of the software engineering process. This structure is designed so that programmers could have readily available in their thinking process modern software engineering goals and principles that will ultimately affect the quality of software. Also suggested at a lower level of the overall structure is a syntax and semantics organizer. This particular framework serves as an advance organizer for which specific programming language could be introduced. This structure can act as an organizing mechanism for the introduction of various, useful programming chunks that would start the novice programmer on his quest to becoming an expert.
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Thesis
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Department of Computer Science
Organization
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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